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Body of Evidence

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Body of Evidence
Directed byUli Edel
Written byBrad Mirman
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Willem Dafoe
Joe Mantegna
Anne Archer
Julianne Moore
CinematographyDouglas Milsome
Edited byThom Noble
Music byGraeme Revell
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(USA Release)
Guild Film Distribution
(UK Release)
Release date
  • January 15, 1993 (1993-01-15)
Running time
99 minutes
CountriesGermany, United States
Budget$30 million[1]
Box office$13,275,426[1]

Body of Evidence is a 1993 American erotic thriller movie starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer and Julianne Moore. The movie was written by Brad Mirman, directed Uri Edel and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.[2] It was given an "NC-17" rating[3] because it showed female nudity, sex scenes, and vulgar language. The movie performed very poorly at the box office and was rejected by critics; the New York Times described it as a "sluggish courtroom melodrama."[2] The 99 minute long movie was released by MGM.

Plot[change | change source]

Rebecca Carlson (Madonna) is on trial in Oregon for murder. The district attorney Robert Garret (Joe Mantegna) is sure she used her body as a weapon, causing her victim to die from a heart attack while having sex. She will inherit eight million dollars from the victim. She hires a good lawyer, Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe) to defend her in court.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Body of Evidence (1993)". Imdb Business. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Canby, Vincent (15 January 1993). "Movie Review: Did She Use Her Body As a Murder Weapon?". movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  3. David J. Fox (1992-08-31). "Madonna Set to Push Limits Once More With NC-17 Movie". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-04-17.

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